Best Metal Albums of 2014

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21 Inferno - Marty Friedman Inferno - Marty Friedman
22 Men Without Armies - Men Without Armies Men Without Armies - Men Without Armies

The great thing about music is everyone has a different pair of ears. What sounds awesome to some, sounds like trash to others. For me its about the guitar player and always has been. If the axeman is a killer I'll like the artist and maybe even the band. Hey, I like Johnny Hiland because he is awesome. The guitar player for Men Without Armies is Brennan Dylan and in my opinion totally awesome & one of the all time greats bar none... And I mean bar none. Frankly, I don't like players who rely on pedals and/or special FX to generate their sound because its not the player making his guitar walk but a board full of gadgets, that anyone can use, creating the sound. Dylan wrings his sound out of the guitar the old fashioned way. That said, he does use a DOD YJM308 overdrive pedal to crank it & that's it. So its safe to say he'll never be sponsored by a pedal manufacturer. Dylan writes all the songs which are melodic, catchy & hard driving so I think Men Without Armies totally rocks. The ...more - GuitarFreak

Men Without Armies is a guitar driven, hard rocking'metal band from Toronto. If you appreciate great guitar playing and I mean totally awesome guitar work, then I think this band will click with you. Brennan Dylan is the kid behind this 3 piece onslaught and is magic to watch if you are into guitar like I am. His songs are melodic, hard hitting & to the point. - GuitarFreak

This band is so creative and so underrated. They should be in the top 10's

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23 This Is Your Life - Ronnie James Dio This Is Your Life - Ronnie James Dio
24 Shadows of the Dying Sun - Insomnium Shadows of the Dying Sun - Insomnium
25 Flametal - Flametal Flametal - Flametal
26 Broken Crown Halo - Lacuna Coil Broken Crown Halo - Lacuna Coil
27 You Can't Stop Me - Suicide Silence You Can't Stop Me - Suicide Silence

I knew it would be on here

28 Pale Communion - Opeth Pale Communion - Opeth

It's sad to see In Flames higher than this.

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29 Maximum Overload - DragonForce
30 Killer Be Killed - Killer Be Killed Killer Be Killed - Killer Be Killed
31 Bloodstone & Diamonds - Machine Head Bloodstone & Diamonds - Machine Head

So many great songs on this album from start to finish, arguably Machine Head's best album taking the best parts from The Blackening and Unto the Locust

I'm sorry but babymetal sucked but this kicked ass best MFH album next to the blackening

32 A Skeletal Domain - Cannibal Corpse

I knew it would be on here

Spookiest album of 2014.

33 The Serpent & The Sphere - Agalloch The Serpent & The Sphere - Agalloch
34 Triple Brutal - Austrian Death Machine Triple Brutal - Austrian Death Machine
35 The Serpent and the Sphere - Agalloch The Serpent and the Sphere - Agalloch
36 The Hunting Party - Linkin Park The Hunting Party - Linkin Park

Linkin Park isn't metal since minutes to midnight, but this album is really good, why are The gray chapter up than this album?

It is a metal album, in a way, and it's AWESOME! - Nintendonix

37 The Joy of Motion - Animals As Leaders The Joy of Motion - Animals As Leaders
38 Ashes to Ashes - Chelsea Grin Ashes to Ashes - Chelsea Grin
39 The Necrotic Manifesto - Aborted The Necrotic Manifesto - Aborted
40 Blood for Blood - Hellyeah Blood for Blood - Hellyeah

Didn't use to take them seriously, they can actually kick you in the teeth every now and then.

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